• PRINT
  • RSS

Morning Report: In the Streets of Boston

Thursday, 10.31.2013 / 10:55 AM PT / News
X
Share with your Friends


Morning Report: In the Streets of Boston
Photos from the morning skate
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The journey continues tonight in Boston as the Ducks look for a fourth consecutive victory on their marathon eight-game, 15-day road trip.

It’s been nearly three years since the Ducks have been in Boston (3-0 victory on Dec. 20, 2010). The Ducks have won their last two games in Boston, and have a 6-5-1 record all-time at TD Garden (10-9-5 overall).

Tonight will mark the return of winger Dustin Penner, who’s missed the last five games with a concussion suffered October 20 vs. Dallas. With the team losing players to injury seemingly on a game-by-game basis, Penner’s return is that much more important.

Yet, despite the injuries, the Ducks find themselves tied for second in the Western Conference. Head coach Bruce Boudreau attributes the team’s success to its depth.

“I don’t know, good depth would be the only answer,” he said. “We do have good depth and that’s why Norfolk has started out so well. I’ve said it before, we had 17 forwards I thought could’ve made the team this year and you can only carry 14. So the guys that have been called up are an extension. They are NHL players. There just was no room for them at the beginning of the season. So, now they’re coming in and they’re holding their own.”

In net for the second consecutive night will be Jonas Hiller, who is coming off a 26-save performance in Anaheim’s 3-2 victory in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Hiller is 5-2-0 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.

EXPECTED LINE COMBINATIONS
Patrick Maroon – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Dustin Penner – Nick Bonino – Emerson Etem
Andrew Cogliano – Mathieu Perreault – Kyle Palmieri
Daniel Winnik – Peter Holland – Devante Smith-Pelly

Hampus Lindholm – Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler – Ben Lovejoy
Bryan Allen – Sami Vatanen

INJURY UPDATES
Saku Koivu
(concussion) and Viktor Fasth (lower body) are likely to stay in Anaheim for the remainder of the road trip, according to Boudreau. Teemu Selanne returned to Anaheim to have oral surgery after taking a stick to the mouth in Tuesday’s game in Philadelphia. Selanne is expected to return within two weeks.

DUCKS-BRUINS
Due to a Western Conference-only schedule in 2012-13, the Ducks and Bruins meet for the first time since Mar. 25, 2012 at Honda Center. In that contest, the Ducks rallied from a 2-0 deficit and tied the game, but eventually fell to the Bruins, 3-2. The Ducks have won three of their last four meetings vs. Boston overall, including a 3-0 shutout nearly three years ago on Dec. 20, 2010 at TD Garden, the most recent contest between the two clubs to be played at Boston (Ducks have won two straight at Boston). All-time, Anaheim has posted a 10-9-5 record vs. the Bruins, including a 6-5-1 mark at TD Garden.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70

AnaheimDucks.com is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and AnaheimDucks.com are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy     Contact Us    Jobs     Honda Center    Corporate Partnerships   Terms of Use   NHL TicketExchange  Site Map AdChoices